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South Lanarkshire Wartime Photographs

South Lanarkshire Wartime Photographs

The following photographs are just a small selection of the images held by South Lanarkshire Libraries.

Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, the collections are not currently accessible in libraries. Hopefully this page will provide a taste of what will be available to view, when we reopen again.

Back court concert at Portland Place, Hamilton in aid of the war effort (image courtesy of the Hamilton Advertiser - August 1940)

Back court concert at Portland Place, Hamilton in aid of the war effort (image courtesy of the Hamilton Advertiser - August 1940)

Bomb damage at Rutherglen Bowling Club – March 1941

Bomb damage at Rutherglen Bowling Club – March 1941

Children at Woodside School, Hamilton, knitting for the war effort (image courtesy of the Hamilton Advertiser – February 1940)

Children at Woodside School, Hamilton, knitting for the war effort (image courtesy of the Hamilton Advertiser – February 1940)

Cossack riders display at Moor Park, Lanark – July 1944

Cossack riders display at Moor Park, Lanark – July 1944

Gas mask demonstration at Rutherglen Town Hall – 1939

Gas mask demonstration at Rutherglen Town Hall – 1939

Women's Voluntary Services shop and information bureau at 85 Cadzow Street (image courtesy of Mrs J. Lochhead)

Women's Voluntary Services shop and information bureau at 85 Cadzow Street (image courtesy of Mrs J. Lochhead)

Hamilton town house ham ad 2nd sept 1939 Image shows sandbags being placed infront of the Hamilton Town House

Sandbags outside Hamilton Town House 2nd September 1939 (image courtesy of The Hamilton Advertiser)

Lanimer day 1940 john white was elected lord cornet

Lanimer Day 1940 - John White was elected Lord Cornet

Image shows the wreckage of Stonelaw Academy bombed in March 1941

Stonelaw Academy bombed in March 1941

Army Cadet Force on Cadzow Bridge c.1941 (image courtesy of Mr John Baird, Hamilton)

Army Cadet Force on Cadzow Bridge c.1941 (image courtesy of Mr John Baird, Hamilton)

Poster advertising Crashed German aircraft on display in Lanark - 1940

Crashed German aircraft on display in Lanark - 1940

 

VE Day celebrations - children have a fine vantage point (image courtesy of The Rutherglen Reformer)

VE Day celebrations - children have a fine vantage point (image courtesy of The Rutherglen Reformer)

Lanark Home Guard (image courtesy of Lanark Museum)

Lanark Home Guard (image courtesy of Lanark Museum)

Girl Guides digging for victory at Glenview, Larkhall c.1942 (image courtesy of Mrs Chapman, Larkhall)

Girl Guides digging for victory at Glenview, Larkhall c.1942 (image courtesy of Mrs Chapman, Larkhall)

1944 Reco Bros Circus visits Lanark

1944 Reco Bros Circus visits Lanark

Cheerful youngsters from Russell Street, Burnbank, collecting aluminium and scrap metal (image courtesy of The Hamilton Advertiser, 1940)

Cheerful youngsters from Russell Street, Burnbank, collecting aluminium and scrap metal (image courtesy of The Hamilton Advertiser, 1940)

VE Day celebrations in Regent Street, Rutherglen (image courtesy of The Rutherglen Reformer)

VE Day celebrations in Regent Street, Rutherglen (image courtesy of The Rutherglen Reformer)

Lanark Home Guard, Delve Park (image courtesy of Lanark Museum)

Lanark Home Guard, Delve Park (image courtesy of Lanark Museum)

VE Day, Johnstone Stree (image courtesy of Mr John Baird, Hamilton)

VE Day, Johnstone Street (image courtesy of Mr John Baird, Hamilton)



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